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Promoting access to healthy and environmentally friendly food for the marginalised and vulnerable

Access to healthy and environmentally friendly food is limited, especially for those living in marginalised urban (and rural) areas. It often requires much time to find and access food that is locally produced, seasonal, and organic, and when available it tends to be expensive. The current geopolitical situation exacerbates the problem, having led to dramatic increases in food prices all over the EU. Particularly, people with low-income and/or who are marginalised in multiple ways struggle to afford food, especially food that is fresh and healthy. Therefore, it is crucial that local and regional governments adapt their policy measures and make access to locally produced, seasonal healthy food a priority, especially in marginalised neighbourhoods. In doing so, policies concerning the production and provision of local food, urban mobility and urban green spaces are of major concern.